Thursday, October 30, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Cane

N Korean leader’s public appearance ends rumours 
After vanishing from the public eye for nearly six weeks, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is back, ending rumours that he was gravely ill, deposed or worse.
Now, a new, albeit smaller, mystery has emerged- Why the cane?
 See also: Newsradio S2E9: The Cane

Friday, October 03, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Local man relieved to learn that Apple Watch will allow him to say "Yo, where you at?" into his wrist.

"For years, I conducted these exchanges while holding my iPhone flat in front of my mouth like a slice of pizza, despite already wearing earbuds. Now with Apple Watch, I don't even have to take my phone out of my track pants."

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Friday, May 23, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Work Attire

The clown, known for his painted-on smile and baggy yellow jumper, will also begin appearing in TV ads later this year wearing new clothes, including cargo pants and a vest.
Ronald McDonald takes to Twitter, gets makeover
Executives distressed as once prized spokesperson shows up to work dressed like he just doesn't care anymore.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Soap

Rather than fumble with it as it crumbled into oblivion, I threw the tiny soap sliver into the trash, tore open a new box, and placed the fresh bar into the dish. This is the most decisive thing I've done in weeks.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Special Skills:

Incorrectly applying mailing labels, then delicately and slowly removing them with consistent tension, leaving no trace of adhesive on the mail piece itself, while also preserving the label for future use.

Boom.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Steve Jobs going on a stamp.

The Apple cofounder’s stamp is already in design development for 2015, alongside stamps for music legends Elvis Presley and James Brown.

Steve Jobs approved for a 2015 U.S. postage stamp
Venturebeat
Eric Blattberg

I need the video where the British gentleman explains to us how the entire print run of stamps was laser cut from a single piece of brushed aluminium.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Upload Bar


Time to go is near.
The upload bar slowly fills.
Just like in movies.

Friday, February 07, 2014

Shaking Hands and Potted Plants

"He started his show every night by wading into a crowd of audience members and shaking hands – or rather pulling hands like a Swiss bell ringer...He wore dark suits and delivered his monologue framed by somber wood paneling and potted plants, a d├ęcor better suited to a personal injury law firm."  
  
An Emotional Jay Leno Bids Goodbye to ‘Tonight’  
Alessandra Stanley  
The New York Times  
  
These are the details that come to my mind the most when I think of Jay Leno, and part why I preferred Letterman since at least high school. Letterman's distance from his audience and his theater's shiny polished floor always felt more real to me than Leno's shaking hands chumminess and living room set.

Sunday, February 02, 2014

R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman

Two of my favorite lines performed by Philip Seymour Hoffman:
"Ha-ha-ha-ha! Wonderful woman. Very free-spirited. We're all very fond of her."
"The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what we share with someone else when we're uncool."
It's terribly sad to see someone go before they've had the chance to build a tremendous body of great work. More so when they've already built a tremendous body of great work, and we're not going to see the rest of the great stuff they would have inevitably made.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Monday, January 27, 2014

History Channel Courts Jay Leno

"...a spokesperson for the cable network told THR that they're 'big fans of Jay.'"
- The Hollywood Reporter

Alternate story:

'The Hollywood Reporter Locates Big Fans of Jay'

When asked for details, the baffled writer responded, "You know, I'd always heard that Jay Leno had a big audience out there and admittedly, I was a skeptic. But here I was talking with these people from the History Channel. They seem like real, nice folks."

Motivated by his recent success, THR's writer has since moved on to tracking down the people who scan QR codes.